Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities

Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. STEM Activity with Reading Passage | MLK Activities
Standards
NGSS3-PS2-4
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS3-PS2-3
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
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Celebrate the life of Dr. King with this engaging resource. Students will learn about the March on Washington through reading and research. Then, they'll create a 3D map of the march. Spark critical thinking with this inspiring lesson about civil rights.

I've included tons in this resource, and don't expect you to use everything. I did this so that you'll have an opportunity to pick and choose what works best for you and your students.

This resource includes:

  • objectives
  • 5E lesson plan
  • extra resources (websites, book recommendations, videos)
  • reading passage with comprehension questions
  • answer key
  • optional booklet
  • STEM planning page
  • reflection sheet
  • teacher background information (includes pictures and tips)

Students will create a 3D model of Washington. Then they'll navigate Dr. King through the map using only a magnet to replicate the March on Washington.

Each group will need:

  • variety of colored paper
  • one ruler
  • scissors
  • tape
  • one craft stick
  • markers and/or crayons
  • one magnet
  • paperclips, brass brads, and/or safety pins

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NGSS3-PS2-4
Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets. Examples of problems could include constructing a latch to keep a door shut and creating a device to keep two moving objects from touching each other.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS3-PS2-3
Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. Examples of an electric force could include the force on hair from an electrically charged balloon and the electrical forces between a charged rod and pieces of paper; examples of a magnetic force could include the force between two permanent magnets, the force between an electromagnet and steel paperclips, and the force exerted by one magnet versus the force exerted by two magnets. Examples of cause and effect relationships could include how the distance between objects affects strength of the force and how the orientation of magnets affects the direction of the magnetic force. Assessment is limited to forces produced by objects that can be manipulated by students, and electrical interactions are limited to static electricity.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
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